VAX LIVE is a concert that calls on world leaders to equally distribute the coronavirus vaccine.
The benefit concert will also celebrate the hope of families reuniting after receiving the coronavirus vaccine and the success of its rollout.
Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World, which was taped on Sunday, May 2, will be broadcast to the world on today, May 8, 2021 at 8pm ET on YouTube, and will be hosted by Selena Gomez.
It will be streaming on the Global Citizen’s YouTube page.
The concert will also air on ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio App.
It will be airing on FOX at 11pm ET/PT, and AXS TV.
For those living abroad, it will air on Multishow in Brazil, Caracol in Colombia, SABC in South Africa, and MultiChoice across Africa.
Jennifer “JLo” Lopez is one of the performers taking to the stage in the first concert in the LA area since the start of the pandemic.
Grammy-award winning artist H.E.R will also perform at the event.
Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be appearing as Campaign Chairs of the benefit concert.
There will also be special appearances by President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Gayle King, Jimmy Kimmel, Nomzamo Mbatha, Olivia Munn, and Sean Penn.
Read our Vax Live blog for the latest on the concert…
CALL FOR COLOMBIA
J Balvin admitted to having Covid, and hoping “no one else” has to experience what he went through.
The reggaeton singer also shared the shocking fact that only 2% of Colombia has been vaccinated at this point in time.
The performer hoped to spread awareness about the vaccine to his native country and the world.
“The simple answer is to get vaccinated for yourself and for your loved ones.”
Eddie Vedder rocked out on stage for Vax Live as he helped promote mass vaccinations around the world.
The lead vocalist and guitarist of Pearl Jam brought the heat during his performance.
During a few minutes of intermission, Eddie shared his sentiments with the viewers.
“This is a feeling we have not had for quite some time and it feels pretty good.
“If you’re a drug company we thank you for your inventions. If you want history to smile upon you as heroes, distribute this vaccine at cost.”
A PRINCE’S WISH
Global Citizen Campaign Chair Prince Harry took the stage at the Vax Live benefit to thank the front line workers.
The Duke of Sussex also encouraged viewers to seek out the vaccine to “lift up all of humanity.”
“The virus does not respect borders and access to the vaccine must be a basic right for all,” he urged.
“What we do in this moment will stand in history. And tonight we stand in solidarity with the millions of families in India who are battling a second wave.”
Jennifer Lopez’s mother Guadalupe Rodríguez joined her on stage at the Vax Live concert.
The grandmother told the crowd that she used to sing Sweet Caroline to her daughter during her childhood.
The mother daughter duo then joined in together in song as they replaced Caroline with Jennifer.
The two were unable to see each other during the pandemic and even missed Christmas together for the first time ever.
Jennifer Lopez opened the Vax Live benefit concert with a beautiful rendition of the classic American tune Sweet Carolina.
The crowd joined in the song as the multi-talented artist belted on stage.
The celebrity looked stunning in a rose-gold body suit dripping in feathers and sequins.
A MOTHER’S LOVE
Jennifer Lopez opens Vax Live performance with a loving message to her mother.
The singer revealed that she didn’t spend Christmas with her mom for the first time in her life during the pandemic.
‘BACK TO WORK’
J Balvin won’t be “taking things for granted” anymore after the pandemic, as he shared his “excitement” for life to return to normal.
The Colombian singer spoke to Global Citizen ahead of his Vax Live performance, as he said: “It’s a beautiful cause. The vaccine for the whole world and of course to feel that energy again, and to be back to work.
“And to see people again. Things we used to take for granted but not anymore.”
Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, the Foo Fighters, J Balvin, and H.E.R. will be performing at the Vax Live benefit concert tonight.
There will be both political and celebrity sightings from the likes of Ben Affleck, Chrissy Teigen, David Letterman, Joe Biden, and Kamala Harris.
“The only way we are really going to heal and recover, is all together,” he told the Global Citizen community.
“When we are talking about life and death, vaccines cannot be politicized. Coming together as humans and citizens is how we will get through this.”
Prince Harry will be joined by his wife Meghan Markle, as the couple is Campaign Chairs of the benefit concert.
SELENA GOMEZ “BELIEVES IN THE VACCINE”
The 28-year-old international superstar will be hosting Vax Live, as she previously spoke out about her role.
Selena talked to viewers on the Global Citizen Instagram page to explain how she “believes in the vaccine” and she wants to “help” others.
“Hey guys, I’m at Vax Live and I’m going to host, and the reason I’m going to host is that I believe in the vaccine. I believe in what we’re doing to help other people,” she gushed.
“It comes out May 8th so you guys check it out!”
VAX LIVE: THE CONCERT TO REUNITE THE WORLD
Global Citizen’s benefit concert will celebrate the joy of families reuniting post-Covid pandemic.
The event will broadcast at 8pm EST on Youtube, and also ABC, ABC News Live, CBS, iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations and the iHeartRadio App.
Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez are headliners for the evening, and Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear as Campaign Chairs.
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